December 6, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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PHP London is a non-profit group to promote knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP developers and web development and business professionals in London. The main product right now is a regular PHP meetup, basically a monthly PHP PubCon. In order to attend all you need is an interest in PHP.
7:00-8:00 - informal drinks, snacks and chat
8:00-8:05 - welcome by executive committee & any group announcements
8:05-9:00 - talk(s):
Using Vagrant, Chef and Virtual Box in Your Development Environment Virtual Box used in conjunction with Vagrant and a provisioning tool like chef or puppet, are a great set of tools to add to any PHP developers arsenal.These tools can be used so that all developers have the same development environment, and help to maximise dev/prod parity, which makes things like "it works on my machine" a thing of the past. I will talk about the advantages of these tools and provide enough detail and examples so that you can start using them in your everyday working environments.
I'm a South African currently living and working in London for the past 5 and a half years. I have over 10 years experience building, deploying and maintaining web applications primarily on the Lamp stack. I have worked in many different sectors including internet hosting, agency, mobile and most recently charity. I am currently working as a PHP contractor for a well known charity on their Scalable Fundraising platform. When I'm not coding I enjoy fiddling with new technologies, traveling, watching Liverpool FC and a good bottle of wine.
If you are interested in giving a talk, or want to request one, please look at our talks page: http://www.phplondon.org/wiki/Talks